How to get your Eyefi upload key and run the Eyefi Utility without activation
Eyefi X2 - MAC address and upload key retrieval
(even if you don't have an existing settings.xml)
Step 1 -You need to run the Linux program eyefi-config-eyefi-config-013.zip to get your MAC address and upload key. You need to run the make command to compile the eyefi-config program - more details on how to run the Linux part in this Youtube video I made:
Step 2. You then can run the 2 commands to get your MAC address and upload key:
Step 3. Then you can use the following settings.xml and replace the MAC address and upload key with the once you get from the Linux program . Ensure for the MAC address use dashes instead of the colons that the Linux program returns.
Running Eyefi X2 Utility
Step 4. Install the Eyefi X2 utility v18.104.22.168 which is the updated one : eyefix2utility.zip
run it and then close it entirely (task manager kill task so it's not running in the system tray)
Step 5. Do a search in the c:\Users folder for Settings.xml. Once found, note the folder location of the file and delete the Settings.xml file as we will be replacing it with a working one.
Step 6: Download this file Settings.zip . Unzip and edit the settings.xml with notepad or a text editor. Find the 2 rows as below and replace the values for both Card MacAddress and Upload key with the values you got in step 2
Run the Utility and from the tray icon select Options
You should see something similar to the screen below - click on the Advanced settings arrow
This is where you can then configure your card
Using your newly configured Eyefi card to Tether with your Camera
Once setup, put the Eyefi card into your DSLR camera and take 2 photos. It should then automatically start transferring to your folders over WIFI.
For example this is what you see in the tray lower right corner - on the left the Eyfi card progress indicator and the right a thumbnail of the photo being transferred
The pictures are then saved in the specified folders on your PC. This was the folder I configured in the utility: